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STEM soars at the Discovery Festival

Image of Sandia volunteers demonstrate STEM concepts at the Discovery Festival
STEM TAKES FLIGHT — Mechanical engineers Alex Chen, left, and Austin Hamlett volunteer at the Discovery Festival hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico on Nov. 18. Alex and Austin led hands-on science experiments like mixing hot and cold liquids, demonstrating Bernoulli’s principle with hovering ping pong balls and shifting the center of mass to improve flight stability of a paper helicopter. Sandia was a sponsor of the educational event that introduces local K-12 student s to businesses and job opportunities through interactive activities and discovery. (Photo by Katrina Wagner)